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Biblical Archaeology Review 46:5, Winter 2020

Epistles: Define intervention

Biblical Archaeology Review

What’s the definition of nilotic?

1. seemingly nonexistent

2. relating to the Nile River

3. nocturnal

4. passive, calm

Answer: 2

Nilotic is an adjective that denotes a relationship to the Nile River or to the Nile region of Africa, including ancient Cush. Nilotic languages refer to a class of related languages spoken in the region between South Sudan and Tanzania, including the Maasai language spoken in southern Kenya.

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